Vinson Massif - Antartica 16,050 feet / 4892 meters
Expedition Date: TBD
Summit Attempt: TBD
750 miles from the South Pole and 16,050 feet high, the Vinson Massif is the tallest point in Antartica. The first successful ascent of Vinson Massif was in 1966 and as of 2010 only 1400 mountaineers have attempted the climb. The difficulty of the climb is not due to the technical nature of the climb but to the basic hazards of hiking in Antartica. Logistical difficulties of getting to Vinson Massif prove too great for most climbers and the annual rate of summit attempts is much smaller than the other Seven Summits.